Macworld 2007: Fujitsu intro enhanced ScanSnap S500M scanner

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Fujitsu have been showing off an enhanced model of its award-winning ScanSnap scanning solution for Mac, the S500M.

It boasts 20% faster scanning speeds – up to 18ppm for single-sided documents and 36 images per minute for double-sided ones – improved automatic paper size detection, and a new design that complements modern Mac computers. It can also handle optical character recognition (OCR) and business card reading with a free mail-in offer to receive ReadIris Pro v11 and CardIris 3.5. Hopefully this offer will extend to the UK.

Other features include a 50-page automatic document feeder, Adobe Acrobat 7 Standard software bundle, optical resolution up to 600dpi, with dual 600dpi colour CCD optical array for scanning both sides of a page at once, and dimensions of 6.2×11.2×6.2 inches.

It has automatic colour detection, blank page detection/deletion, paper size detection, image de-skew, and PDF thumbnail viewing.

It’s available in the US now for $495. International details to be confirmed.

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Andy Merrett